So here I sit scanning my novel in Microsoft Word, flipping through just fast enough to read a few lines per page. I can’t help but notice that most–and I mean most– of my NaNo novel is dialogue. Keep in mind I usually fly through writing the story just to purge it from my system. I’ll go back and fluff it up with more detail and descriptions later. But I can’t add enough to change the fact that it is a lot of dialogue. I’m trying really hard not to edit as I go (as you can tell by yesterday’s post). I can’t help but wonder if that much dialogue is OK?
I know my word counts seems extremely high but I’ll edit much of it out later, and I’m aiming for 100,000 words instead of 50,000. I’m using most of my ideas (even the bad ones) on the assumption that I’ll fine tune it in December and remove everything that doesn’t work. Tomorrow is a holiday and a day off so I hope to get some serious writing done without distractions.
What do you think? Do you prefer to read more dialogue, or more internal thoughts, or descriptions or…narration?–Or am I being paranoid?
What POV are you all using? I’m doing third person limited, changing perspective between three characters.
Are you working towards a 50,000 word count goal or more?